Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an edition?

What is an edition?

In art, edition refers to entire number of identical or similar items produced or issued as a set. It could be an edition of lithographs issued from a single type, all copies of a drawing or painting among other artworks. It can also be used in art to refer to work that is closely related to the original version of the artwork.

Gestural

Gestural is a term which describes painting with freely sweeping brush strokes. The main goal of gestural art was to allow the artist to physically portray emotional impulses. Viewers were thought to understand inner artistic thoughts revealed through the varied, yet expressive paint marks.

Montage

A film editing technique where a series of shots are taken through a process of editing into a sequence so as to condense time, information and space. However, various contexts have made use of this term.

Gelatin Silver Print

Print made through the silver process(Gelatin) using the currently available photographic materials, the printing papers and the black and white films. In this process, the silver-salts suspension in gelatin is coated to a support that could be a film or flexible plastic, a glass, a resin-coated or baryta paper. These materials are light-sensitive and very stable under the usual keeping conditions.

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